Palm Beach County Is Destination for Clay Court Tennis Championships

15 Jul, 2016

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will host its Clay Court Tennis Championships for boys and girls in Palm Beach County this summer.  The USTA Boys 16’s & 18’s National Clay Court Championships and the USTA Girls National 12’s Championships will bring 512 youth tennis players, from across the nation, to determine national champions in single and doubles competition.  

The USTA  Boys 16’s & 18’s National Clay Court Championships will take place from July 17-24 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Swim & Tennis Club, Broken Sound Country Club, Boca West Country Club, and Woodfield Country Club.  The draw consists of 192 participants per age groups (384 total players). These athletes are the highest ranked players in the United States. Over 100 collegiate tennis coaches will be in attendance to scout the robust talent of high school tennis players that will be competing. The USTA will award the 18’s Singles Champion a wildcard entry at the US Open Juniors in addition to a  wildcard spot in the  Delray Beach Open,  which is an ATP World Tour event . The 16’s Singles Champion will receive a wildcard entry at a USTA Men’s Futures Event.

The USTA Girls National 12’s Clay Court Championships will take place from July 17-23 at the Polo Club in Boca Raton.  The field consists of 128 players in a modified compass singles draw and in a 64 single elimination doubles draw. These 12 and under girls begin their journey in January by competing in state, regional, and national tournaments to qualify for this prestigious national championship. This event is one of four national championships held in the United States for this age division. 

In addition to experiencing exhilarating tennis action, Palm Beach County will be a recipient of widespread economic benefits.  The youth tennis players and their families will fill over 2,000 hotel room nights and generate over $1.5 million in visitor spending.  For more information on summer sporting events taking place in Palm Beach County, visit www.palmbeachsports.com.


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